Great news from Flip Video announcing the Flip UltraHD and Flip MinoHD pocket video camera upgrades to a 3rd Generation and the UK release on 15th November.
For those who are not familiar with the Flip video camera range, there are 2 models, namely the 8 GB Flip UltraHD and the Flip MinoHD with a choice of 8GB or 4GB.
The Flip UltraHD has been the best selling digital video camera on Amazon UK for a while now, so possibly the new 3rd Generation models will consolidate that position by replacing the 2 AA batteries for 3 AAA batteries.
Rechargeable batteries should recharge within 2 hours with a power adaptor or 3 hours via the USB computer port.
The 3rd Generation Flip MinoHD digital video camera has a battery rechargeable via a USB port to a PC. Just plug the video camera in via the USB port to the USB port on the computer to start re-charging.
Image stabilisation and a new smooth 50fps recording speed has been added to all 3 new Flip Video 3rd Generation models. 50fps recording is high quality and with image stabilisation, video clips should be rock steady.
The LCD screen has been enlarged to 2 inches. A new FlipPort has been added on the base for a range of accessories such as external storage, extra battery pack, external mike and GPS sensor.
Flip Video Proprietary FlipShare software is pre-loaded, has been updated, and is compatible with the Mac as well as PC, and is stored within the new Flip HD digital video camera, allowing users to add titles, edit and preview clips before uploading to Social networks.
Magic Movie mode can automate the process for you as well as add a soundtrack.
These new 3rd Generation Flip HD models were released in the US in mid-September, and already the Flip UltraHD video camera- Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation) NEWEST MODEL has 36 reviews on Amazon.com, giving an average score of 4 out of 5, with 18 of those customers giving a full 5 points out of 5. Already it ranks as the top bestseller in the US for High Definition Camcorders. 3rd Generation
Technical Details of the Flip UltraHD video camera as supplied by Amazon.co.uk:
* Captures 120 minutes of stunning HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory
* Large, 2″ anti-glare colour display to play back and delete videos
* Smooth 50fps recording speed
* Mechanical Image Stabilisation
* Built-in wide-range, omni-directional (stereo) microphone
The new 3rd Generation Flip MinoHD pocket video cameras are available with a choice of 4GB, good for an hours recording, and 8GB internal flash memory, good for 2 hours worth of HD clips.
Read full details of all Flip Video models including the new 3rd Generation pocket video camera with discount pricing and pre-ordering before the UK release.
Pre-ordering is advisable because of the start of the Christmas shopping season and expected heavy demand. This will top the pocket camcorder reviews charts for 2010.
Art Speck is an experienced Video Guy and Social Videographer having worked for 30 years in the business.
Being retired gives him time to enjoy his passion for video cameras and in particular high definition camcorders.
The year 2010 is Digital HD Camcorder Year, with every major manufacturer bringing out new, low cost HD camcorders with an enormous amount of new technology which may be difficult understand, so it will be wise to read lots of articles like this one to explain the choices between features, brands, formats and all the other terms.
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